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Values in Perspective
Elijah Millgram, Princeton University

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John Stuart Mill And The Meaning Of Life (Book)
Title: John Stuart Mill And The Meaning Of Life
Author: Elijah Millgram
Abstract: John Stuart Mill was one of the most important and influential philosophers of the nineteenth century. He was also someone who exemplified a view about the meaning of life that is widespread among both philosophers and nonacademics: that projects are what make your life meaningful, and if a single project is large enough to occupy center stage in it, that is the meaning of your life. His brilliant career notwithstanding, Mill's life was a train wreck; the intellectual energy and philosophical ingenuity which he devoted to figuring out what had gone wrong make him a fascinating object lesson in the view that projects give life meaning. Elijah Millgram argues that what went wrong was the very fact that Mill's life was a project-the tragedy of his life was an almost inevitable consequence of living out this account of the meaning of life.
Year: 2019
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Primary URL Description: Worldcat
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Secondary URL Description: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0-19-08732
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes